The operation of Raspberry Pi requires an operating system. Usually, you will use a Linux distribution. But Linux is not equal to Linux. Just because there’s a Linux running on it says nothing about what you can do with it. However, there are for Raspberry Pi full Linux distributions that leave nothing to be desired. From the desktop, server, or media center there is a wide selection.
Typically, for the first steps with Raspberry Pi you take the Linux distribution Raspbian. This is not always the preferred distribution. Special tasks always have certain requirements that a Raspbian cannot fulfill. Of course, you can expand any distribution and install all conceivable software packages. But sometimes it is better to choose a different distribution, which brings special software equipment for the requirements.[Read more…] about Raspberry Pi Linux distributions and operating systems